Makita DHP482M1JW Cordless Drill Review

Is the Makita DHP482M1JW cordless drill the right addition to your tool kit? Read our review to find out

Makita DHP482M1JW Cordless Drill
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Homebuilding Verdict

There’s little to complain about, and this robust combi drill from Makita is equally at home helping out with DIY as it is surviving the rigours of wet, dusty job sites


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    Rapid charger

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    4Ah battery charges in 36 minutes

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    Extreme Protection Technology for outdoor and harsh conditions


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    Brushed motor is less efficient

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Makita has a huge range of cordless combi drills, drill/drivers, and impact drills in various voltages to suit virtually every situation. The Makita DHP482M1JW is a general duty 18V combi drill and was supplied with a 4.0 Ah battery in limited edition black and white livery, although it should be noted the blue-bodied versions are functionally and technically identical.

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Garry Martin

Garry is an independent product tester, bringing decades of skill and experience in multiple trades to the art of authentic, real-world reviews. A technology geek, power tool addict, and soon-to-be Passivhaus self builder, he lives with his family in Worcestershire. He also has a passion for sustainability and plotfinding.